Ms. Pu Shuzhen was a 61-year-old practitioner from Xiaohu Village, Sanhe City, Hebei Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1997. Before she began practicing Falun Gong, she had a lot of illnesses, including bad circulation that caused numbness in her extremities and hypertension. As a result of practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Piao became completely healthy. After July 20, 1999, authorities from the 610 Office went to her home to harass and intimidate her. Because of the severe pressure and constant intimidation, Piao Shuzhen's illnesses returned and he passed away on November 17, 2002.